Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Free Books Going Fast

Don't forget to stop by the library and look at the free books. We need to move them all out of the library by Wednesday, Nov. 23rd. We still have some classics, career titles, the Great Ideas series, and history books.

Reading Leads to Success

There are plenty of studies available to show how important reading is, but there is nothing quite like a personal story. Take time to read about how Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, was influenced by his Mother's reading requirements.

Many thanks to Carole Krager for sharing this NPR broadcast with us so we can share with you.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Connect in Comfort

We now have wireless Internet access in the library, so bring your laptops and make yourself comfortable on the sofas or at the tables while you do research online. You will need to have your own laptop and a wireless network card.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Business Book Club Selection of the Week

If you haven't joined a book club through our new service, you may want to join this week. The Business Club selection is about Doris Christopher and how she began The Pampered Chef in her basement 25 years ago. Here is a clip from the description of the book:

The Pampered Chef is the story of the vision, energy, hard work, and chutzpah that drove Christopher and her company to the height of success. She describes her early days as a "one-woman show," chronicles the company's gradual expansion, its challenges and growing popularity, and the process, offers invaluable advice and sound strategies on how to found and grow a business, including:
* Hard learned lessons for start-up entrepreneurs
* How to create a business concept and set your priorities
* Knowing when to expand and when to slow growth so that demand doesn't overwhelm your operations or supplies
* How to counter the naysayers and deal with adversity